Guys, I went away to the WV Book Festival and became incredibly confused with our Week in Reviews! You can read more about that adventure HERE.
As far as the AP Lit life, we've been sketch-noting with our SH5 Visual Notes, studying mentor texts, and kicking off our Slaughterhouse Five capstone essays. We're in the thick of our work and using class time to draft our essays.
Remember, this essay is different in both kind and degree. This is not a typical "academic sounding" essay where you throw in a few five dollar words. This is an essay that should aim at being sophisticated in style and content, and an essay that requires depth of thought and careful, crafted language.
Mentor Text Noticings
You should borrow from this list of writers' moves that you have so thoughtfully identified:
Writers of analysis essays that exist in the world...
Assignment & Student Models
Click HERE for the Slaughterhouse Five capstone essay task
Click HERE for the rubric
Click HERE for Madi Cazz's model
P.S. Check out some of these awesome sketch notes!
We've been getting somewhere this week. We've continued to build classroom culture, "speed-dated" one another about our Slaughterhouse Five findings, and laid on the floor to have giant replicas of our bodies drawn to complete a character analysis map.
I'm gonna call that a pretty solid week in AP Lit. :)
Here are the basics:
For speed dating, one side of the table moved on down the row, and you were tasked with discussing the most important ideas from your Thought Plots. You guys had in depth conversations that made my English teacher heart way happy. Here are a couple of pics:
Next you were tasked with delving deeper into a character from Slaughterhouse Five. It was madness and mad fun, and you came up with some pretty solid character analysis. It was great seeing you guys work together, have a little fun, and dig into the text.
And of course here are a few pics of our mapping:
Next week: Socratic seminar, syntax fix up lesson, and Quarter Exam review.
Let's do it!
Your Lit teacher, Mrs. Hilliard